Call for second Galway hospital to cope with overcrowding

UHG emergency department is overwhelmed and needs a new building, warns leading medic

12th February, 2017
Dr Pat Nash, clinical director of Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway needs a new hospital to deal with overcrowding, according to the hospital group’s clinical director.

Dr Pat Nash, clinical director of Saolta University Health Care Group, the west and northwest hospital group, said that University Hospital Galway’s (UHG) emergency department is overwhelmed and needs a new building to cope with the demand.

“If you look at the profile of Galway Hospital, it has changed. Before it was the hospital for...

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